Why Cybersecurity Online Training adoptions are increasing?

The world is fast-changing in the unprecedented times of COVID-19. Organizations across the globe have rapidly shifted from being in-house to working remotely. Now, this isn’t something that can be done in a jiffy. Shifting the entire workforce to embrace the remote economy requires a great deal of effort.

 Also, one must have security guards to protect organizational data from phishing attempts or plainly the cyberattacks. This is where the idea of Cybersecurity online training peeps in.

 What is Cybersecurity Online Training?

 Cybersecurity training or security awareness training is one that educates all the members within an organization about the importance of cybersecurity and traditional ways to protect data.

 Put simply, with the work from home culture in place, cybersecurity is no longer confined to the walls of IT department. Each and every member must have significant knowledge about what this means and the best practices to be followed to avoid the occurrence of cyberattacks.

 Cybersecurity training is provided to all members of the organization who have access to the company network and are authorized to perform online operations on behalf of the organization.

 As a common practice, all of the organizations that are bound to meet the standard regulations or security frameworks such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), PCI (Payment Card Initiative), the Sarbanes-Oxley reporting requirements, ISO or NIST provide cybersecurity online training to their employees regularly.

 Surprisingly, the SMEs too are jumping on the bandwagon and aligning activities to incorporate security training programs within their organization. In case you are wondering why here are a few reasons that will help you understand the same.

The Rising Adoption of Cybersecurity Training

 

  • To increase awareness

 

The first and the most important aspect is the awareness. Even though it has been months since the corporate world shifted to remote work culture, not every employee is aware of the security facets and hence the need for training programs.

The dedicated programs designed for cybersecurity training have everything that’s needed to educate an employee about the security breaches. These programs cover in detail, the types of attacks, and the average rate of them per day. This way the employees could remain vigilant avoiding all possibilities of unwanted intrusion.

  • To minimize attacks

 Knowing what to do and how to do helps cut down the possibility of attacks. For example, multifactor authentication is a common thing and no matter whom you ask, security experts recommend having dual authentication for all types of accounts. However, not everyone knows this or to be precise practices.

An online training module will cover aspects and real-time situations were having such practices in a place prohibited intruders from making their way in the organizational network. This further eliminates the possibility of an attack, strong-arming the organization.

  • To have a back-up plan

 The best-in-industry Cybersecurity Training solutions have multiple features that equip an organization with all needed to protect their infrastructure. From real-time testing to conducting surveys and assessments, the training models prepare one to fight against attacks and close all security gaps. Employees act as the last line of defence. Even if you have multiple tools safeguarding your organizational data, one weak point could act as the gateway, and hence having your team ready to fight serves as an onus.

What’s best about online training modules of Cybersecurity is that they are 70% experimental. What this means is that employees need to deal with situations in real-time and take decisions that are best for the organization. This not only makes them aware but also embeds the skills needed to fight against unexpected attacks.

Conclusion

 According to a report, phishing attacks in March 2020 were up by 667%. This is a huge number and the only way to deal with this is to have a strong army of people who know what to do and when.

We, at Dual Layer IT Solutions Ltd put lots of emphasis on security for our clientele and acquaintances and provide custom built security services and safe practices training.

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